Our Team

Our team is built on individuals with various backgrounds in the criminal justice field.

Keilah Joyner

Program Associate

Ms. Joyner supports CEPP’s Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) initiative and the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW). Throughout her career, Ms. Joyner has worked with various non-profit organizations, such as Ayuda and Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, to provide operational, programmatic, and research support. Ms. Joyner has worked in a direct service capacity with at-risk and vulnerable girls in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. In addition, she previously worked with the Florida Commission on Offender Review (FCOR). At FCOR, she researched and analyzed data to detect criminality trends, and provided research, talking points, and background case information to the Vice-Chair to inform parole and probation decisions. Ms. Joyner holds a BA in journalism from Hampton University (Virginia) and a master’s degree in public administration and in science in criminology from Florida State University.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

Anke Mann

Associate Director

Awinna Martinez

Program Manager

Cherrie Smith-Raines

Operations Manager

Denise Symdon

Senior Manager

Dr. Kelvin L. Banks

Senior Manager

Edith Han

Digital Manager

Holly Ziemer

Director of Communications

Jenna Mackey

Program Associate

Jessica Ireland

Senior Manager

Keilah Joyner

Program Associate

Kristen Persaud

Operations Assistant

Lakisha Fisher

Program Manager

Leilah Gilligan

Director

Marilyn Van Dieten

Senior Advisor

Matt Alsdorf

Associate Director

Melanie Breault

Communications Manager

Orleny Rojas

Senior Manager

Richard Stroker

Director

Samuel Steed

Operations Assistant

Spike Bradford

Communications Manager

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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